Sunday, September 29, 2013

October Connections

Written for:  Verse First  and  Poetry Jam

Verse First - Interconnected
 Natalie Goldberg once said, "We are all interwoven and create each other's universes... We don't live for ourselves; we are all interconnected."
You affect me. I affect you. One action begets a series of reactions, which expand the web of connectedness. Every action is a pebble in the pond, every reaction a ripple. And so it goes. Consider the vast truth of this and write about it.

Poetry Jam - October
Be inspired by the month of October. Share what October means to you.

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Oh what passion do you ignite
Like a bird soaring high my soul takes flight

A whisper a thought I feel in my heart
Though we are countless miles apart

An invisible connection we do share
An eternal bond so true and rare

Do I meet you in travels to spiritual lands
Do you feed my spirit to knowledge expand

You are the flame that beckons my soul
And only with you can I be whole

~x~


A time in October I came on this Earth
To meet you here, to share some mirth

But Destiny plays a cruel game
Doused your fire, put out the flame

Connections we share through space and time
Knowing you are mine is a feeling sublime

I reach for you through invisible veils
To guide the boat of my life for you are its sails

A time in October I might come again to this Earth
Can we journey here together in my next birth?

~x~

I wrote the first poem a long time ago and thought it fit the prompt.
October is a special month for me, the beginning of my life.


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40 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts and yes those with whom we are connected since eternity will always find a way to be in our life:)

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    1. Thanks Vandana. Sometimes though they connect invisibly!

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  2. it seems we share the same birth month :)........beautiful thoughts expressing great bonds we all share.........and my favorite lines are ' I reach for you through invisible veils
    To guide the boat of my life for you are its sails'.........both very nice poems......

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    1. Thanks Sumana and Happy Birthday to you too. Glad you liked my poem and those lines. I like them too.

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  3. Finely crafted Suzy. I'm always in awe of a poet.

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    1. Thanks Kelly. Glad you liked my poems.

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  4. to guide the boat of my life for you are the sails....ha, made me smile...a wonderful poem of love....

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    1. Thanks Brian - and your comment made me smile.

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  5. both are lovely, but the second speaks to me especially... love the thought voiced in the final words, i echo that longing

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    1. Thanks Rudyan. It's a comforting thought to have a second chance with someone who has departed.

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  6. Have a wonderful October, Suzy. I love "Like a bird soaring high my soul takes flight" so much!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Glad you liked those lines. I like them too. Enjoy your October.

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  7. Wonderful, Suzy! May your birthday month be a blessed one for you!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Blessings to you too.

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  8. very nice and happy birthday, soon!

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    1. Thanks Mypoeticpath. Thanks for visiting too.

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  9. Connections we share through space and time - lovely thoughts and beautiful words this is wonderfully rich with lovely words and imagines. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks Alan. Glad you liked them.

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  10. for you are its sails ... that is beautiful .... and I do so love October, its breezes, bursts of color -- October is a great time to be born.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I love October too.

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  11. I love this Suzy! The connections we feel are often times inexplicable, someone we meet, another poet etc. just another person who feels the same things. Wonderful write! Have a lovely birthday!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. You summed up those invisible connections very well. Glad you liked my poems.

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  12. Wonderful!! and well, we share the same month for having started our journeys! Birthday wishes! (I understand it as the month of your birth and not the one when you discovered your birth as a poet:))

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    1. Thanks Akila. Yes October is my birth month. Happy birthday to you too. October is a good month.

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  13. Such a deep and spiritual poem. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Glad you got the spiritual aspect of it. :)

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  14. This is really beautiful and perhaps one of my absolute favorite pieces of poetry you have written yet. You have exceptional talent!!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked my poems and thanks for the very sweet comment.

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  15. Wonderful poems :) Very touching lines; these could be composed into power ballads. Loved it

    -Vaisakh

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    1. Thanks Vaisakh. Appreciate your very nice comment.

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  16. Both the poems are so lovely...you romanticize things so beautifully :) Touches my heart!

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    1. Thanks Kajal Glad you liked my poems.

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  17. So very beautiful, I'm an October baby. :0)

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    1. Thanks Kathryn. Happy Birthday to you too. October is a great month.

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  18. For me October is the month of my teen's exams which means my exam time too.

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    1. Then I wish you and your teen the very best for the exams Kalpana.

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